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Sauitufuga Masefau Pita Suiaunoa was sworn in as the senator for the Alataua District during a brief ceremony held yesterday at the Senate chamber. The Alataua senatorial seat became vacant late last year after Sen. Paepae Iosefa Faiai stepped down to become a new Associate Judge of the High Court...
ASG Office of Political Status, Constitutional Review and Federal Relations executive director Tapaau Dr. Daniel Aga as part of the office’s 2018 outreach, started with private schools — Pacific Horizons School was on Tuesday. Issues covered by Tapaau during his meeting with students included the...
As of yesterday afternoon, Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson confirmed that a second escaped prisoner has been recaptured. Four inmates escaped from the Territorial Correctional Facility on Sunday evening and by Monday afternoon one of the inmates — Naea Timata — was recaptured, while...
The government’s plans to set up a multi-line food processing plant at the Tafuna Industrial Park “have come to a close”, after efforts by Philippines-based AVM Bernardo Engineering failed to attract investors, according to the Commerce Department. AVM had proposed to invest $106 million to set up...
LBJ Medical Center officials have acknowledged the long waiting time in the Emergency Room by members of the public, especially when there is an occurrence of communicable diseases. They also acknowledged that the only hospital in the territory continues to face a shortage of medical professionals...
The Department of Health is looking at sending a team to StarKist Samoa to help with the process of issuing health cards, in an effort to alleviate the overcrowding of the DoH clinic at Fagaalu, as there are other members of the community that use the clinic for health cards and physical tests....
AMATA WELCOMES NEARLY $10 MILLION FEDERAL INVESTMENT IN AMERICAN SAMOA Washington, D.C. — Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed nearly $10 million in a variety of grants from the U.S. Interior Department to American Samoa. “I’m pleased to welcome this extensive federal...
The  Shipyard Authority, in a media release, announced on Jan. 14, that the Governor’s Office has authorized $1 million from CIP funds for the Shipyard’s phase-II of its Slipway Restoration Project (SRP), supporting continuous efforts to restore and elevate the 3,000 ton slipway’s operating...
While there is still no official word on when the new Fono building will break ground, a team from Paramount Builders — the local construction company that was awarded the contract to demolish the old Fono building late last year — was seen at the site yesterday, causing many to speculate that the...
Police are investigating how and why four inmates escaped Sunday night from the Territorial Correctional Facility in Tafuna. Police have already apprehended one of the four prisoners who escaped, but the search continues for the remaining three who are still at large. This is according to Police...

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